Walk 09 - Lyttelton Loop – Volcanic Origins with Volcanologist Dr. Sam Hampton, Te Pātaka o Rākaihautū / Banks Peninsula Geopark
Join volcanologist Sam Hampton on a loop walk around the crater rim of Lyttelton. The walk will guide you through the volcanic origins of the ridges, bluffs and cliffs encountered along the connected trails. The walk begins in an ascent through the Urumau Reserve to the Mt Pleasant Bluffs Track. Along the crater rim it will follow the Mt Pleasant Shared use Track briefly visiting the WWII gun emplacements along the way. The descent follows the Major Hornbrook Track, connecting onto the Chalmers Track. At strategic locations Sam will stop for a chat to describe and interpret various features within the landscape, connecting these to the explosive past of Banks Peninsula.
Duration: 6 hours, 8km. Walk climbs approx. 400m.
WALK/TRAMP - Both partly formed and unformed tracks, with some up and down
Wear hiking boots. Bring snacks, lunch, water bottle, sunhat, sunscreen, layered clothing, a waterproof jacket and hand sanitiser
Covid 19 - All participants are required to carry their own hand sanitiser. If at Alert Level 2 please bring your own face mask to wear in any instance where appropriate social distancing may not be easily maintained (car pools etc). The Festival will be cancelled at Alert Level 3 & 4 and you will be issued a refund.
Please be aware that credit card fees apply.